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Old 08-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #61
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Just changed oil on 95 tacoma v6. Thanks for all tips/help. Skid plate removal was easier than expected. Changed plugs while I was at it. shocks, diffs, xfer case, & tranny up next wknd. Thanks again.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #62
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Just realized, anyone notice the vehicle he climbs from under at 0:07 is a 4Runner? Ironic if its the 5VZ huh?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #63
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Hi Chris I wanted to thank you for doing this write-up. Today I successfully did my first ever oil change on my (new to me) '03. Your writeup was super helpful. Only slight hickup was that I leaked a bit of oil when I pulled the filter out. I should have followed your advice and put some rags down instead of trying to use a funnel. Oh well. Next time.

(I hope it's OK that I'm bumping an older thread)
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #64
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Chris.. You need a disclaimer..
I had followed your guide a bit, and decided to change my oil with synthetic.
I ended up draining 4 quarts of my transmission fluid, putting 5 quarts of engine oil into the engine oil part, (total of 11 quarts in the engine oil bay), and then realizing.. So I drained all my engine oil, and refilled everything up.

Maybe if I had really studied your post, I would have been fine.
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Is it okay if I don't have a replacement gasket? I'm not sure what shape mine is in, but I don't have a new one and I need to change it.

Also, I only have 5 quarts of oil, so I guess I need to go get some more... ugh.
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Is it okay if I don't have a replacement gasket? I'm not sure what shape mine is in, but I don't have a new one and I need to change it.

Also, I only have 5 quarts of oil, so I guess I need to go get some more... ugh.
You don't necessarily have to change it. they can last more than one change.
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You don't necessarily have to change it. they can last more than one change.
Okay, thanks! I had never heard of a vehicle having a gasket there!
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Thanks for this thread. I'm a newbie to working on my own vehicles, and used this guide to help me change the oil in my 2001 xtracab prerunner.
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